Sunderland AFC news: Major summer signing unveiled, Allardyce reveals survival plan, Fletcher's Marseille debut

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce
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Sunderland AFC boss Sam Allardyce has revealed how many wins he believes the Black Cats need to survive.

With just 13 Premier League games left, Sunderland find themselves four points adrift after the 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.

And Big Sam reckons it will take six wins from their remaining fixtures to ensure they are playing top flight football next season.

Allardyce said: "13 games, six wins. They've done it before, haven't they?

"They're good at miraculous recoveries here - let's hope we can do it again."

Do you agree with him? Can Sunderland pull it off?

Sunderland's Jan Kirchhoff

Sunderland's Jan Kirchhoff

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Meanwhile, Sunderland loanee Steven Fletcher made his debut for French giants Marseille in their 2-1 home defeat to PSG.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic put PSG 1-0 up after just two minutes before on-loan Newcastle midfielder Remy Cabella equalised for Marseille.

But ex-Manchester United ace Angel di Maria netted the winner with his ninth league goal this season and the win moved PSG 24 points ahead of second-placed Monaco.

Fletcher's Marseille, meanwhile, are down in 10th and five points adrift of the Champions League places.

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And finally, Sunderland AFC have unveiled a major new signing - with Beyonce set to take to the stage at the Stadium of Light this summer.

Okay, the American superstar won't be pulling up any trees for Sam Allardyce's side.

But it is a major coup for the club and the City nonetheless!

Beyonce will play the Sunderland's Stadium of Light in what will be the prestigious opening night of the European leg of the Formation World Tour, on Tuesday, June 28.

The show will be the iconic singers first-ever stadium performance in the North East, with Sunderland selected as one of only five UK venues to host the global superstar and one of only two stadium venues in England, the other being Wembley

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